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The RJ overexposure is driving me away (General)

Nissi.L, 2/12/2024, 10:26AM (19 days ago)- 2 people liked this

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 10:33AM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L- one person liked this

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

Excellent post⭐️⭐️⭐️
I agree, too much RJ. Nothing against the actor, but imo, he isn’t developed enough to have such a large role. It like they threw him into the limelight but he isn’t ready.
You nailed it :cool :cool

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Lizzy54 @, Austria, 2/12/2024, 11:31AM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I agree. It´s an overload of RJ and he is not even a charismatic or compelling character. Just a nice boy but that´s not enough to make people want to watch him each day for months.
There´s more chemistry between Zende and Luna than between RJ and Luna.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 11:34AM (19 days ago) @Lizzy54

I agree. It´s an overload of RJ and he is not even a charismatic or compelling character. Just a nice boy but that´s not enough to make people want to watch him each day for months.
There´s more chemistry between Zende and Luna than between RJ and Luna.

I for sure will agree with that. Luna and Zende are hot.

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 12:40PM (19 days ago) @Lizzy54

I agree. It´s an overload of RJ and he is not even a charismatic or compelling character. Just a nice boy but that´s not enough to make people want to watch him each day for months.
There´s more chemistry between Zende and Luna than between RJ and Luna.

I agree. RJ doesn't have what it takes to fill the screen, fill a scene, or fill a room the way Ridge senior did when he debuted at 27.

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Lizzy54 @, Austria, 2/12/2024, 12:55PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 1:00PM (19 days ago) @Lizzy54

Exactly! :cool

Or Wyatt. Remember when we first saw him? Or Deacon? Owen? Or even Liam? Marcus? Young Rick or Young Thomas? They threw them into compelling stories right away that involved more people.

On the other hand, it took them like 6 months to give RJ a story and when they did, he was just sitting around drawing! And then sitting around drawing and kissing. There has been nothing compelling until Zende got resentful of him.

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Lizzy54 @, Austria, 2/12/2024, 1:06PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 1:09PM (19 days ago) @Lizzy54

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.

They may have tried to make Zende the baddie but I see him as justified. They could have played this out in a much better way though

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 1:33PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.


They may have tried to make Zende the baddie but I see him as justified. They could have played this out in a much better way though

"Tried" is right. I see why Zende is upset. He's a little too whiney, but I see why he's upset at being passed over. I'm not trying to be racial, but because I'm a minority, I have experienced it and know what it feels like. It kind of adds another layer of it to me that Zende is a minority, adopted, and then passed over by the family. But that's just coming from my experience and I get that others might not see it.

As for Luna, I can't hold him responsible for knowing more about how Luna acts and if she's drunk or drugged than RJ. And if she is lucid and responding, I can't say she's too drunk to consent. I know what the law says, and I respect it. My question is whether he can be deemed as having KNOWN that she was in that state. I know it's controversial about whether Thomas did that with Caroline, but the difference for me is that Caroline was passed out when he started kissing her. Not trying to debate that because I know there are passionate views on both sides and so much time has passed, it's fine with me if people don't think he did. It's a gray area. I'm just saying with Zende, it's less gray if we don't see Luna pass out.

My guess is we see her wake up in bed and don't know either way and that sucks.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 1:38PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.


They may have tried to make Zende the baddie but I see him as justified. They could have played this out in a much better way though


"Tried" is right. I see why Zende is upset. He's a little too whiney, but I see why he's upset at being passed over. I'm not trying to be racial, but because I'm a minority, I have experienced it and know what it feels like. It kind of adds another layer of it to me that Zende is a minority, adopted, and then passed over by the family. But that's just coming from my experience and I get that others might not see it.

As for Luna, I can't hold him responsible for knowing more about how Luna acts and if she's drunk or drugged than RJ. And if she is lucid and responding, I can't say she's too drunk to consent. I know what the law says, and I respect it. My question is whether he can be deemed as having KNOWN that she was in that state. I know it's controversial about whether Thomas did that with Caroline, but the difference for me is that Caroline was passed out when he started kissing her. Not trying to debate that because I know there are passionate views on both sides and so much time has passed, it's fine with me if people don't think he did. It's a gray area. I'm just saying with Zende, it's less gray if we don't see Luna pass out.

My guess is we see her wake up in bed and don't know either way and that sucks.

The show is great at passing over. Look at Thorne for years.

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 1:41PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.


They may have tried to make Zende the baddie but I see him as justified. They could have played this out in a much better way though


"Tried" is right. I see why Zende is upset. He's a little too whiney, but I see why he's upset at being passed over. I'm not trying to be racial, but because I'm a minority, I have experienced it and know what it feels like. It kind of adds another layer of it to me that Zende is a minority, adopted, and then passed over by the family. But that's just coming from my experience and I get that others might not see it.

As for Luna, I can't hold him responsible for knowing more about how Luna acts and if she's drunk or drugged than RJ. And if she is lucid and responding, I can't say she's too drunk to consent. I know what the law says, and I respect it. My question is whether he can be deemed as having KNOWN that she was in that state. I know it's controversial about whether Thomas did that with Caroline, but the difference for me is that Caroline was passed out when he started kissing her. Not trying to debate that because I know there are passionate views on both sides and so much time has passed, it's fine with me if people don't think he did. It's a gray area. I'm just saying with Zende, it's less gray if we don't see Luna pass out.

My guess is we see her wake up in bed and don't know either way and that sucks.


The show is great at passing over. Look at Thorne for years.

Right. Po, Po Thorne. And it was a good story that he and Ridge butted heads because of it.

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Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 8:40PM (19 days ago) @Lizzy54- one person liked this

Zende had to be brought in to make RJ more interesting. At first I was not really interested in either of them, RJ or Zende, but now I find myself rooting for Zende though they made him the baddie in this story.

I agree. I am now interested in Zende but still not RJ

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hopeyougogirl, 2/12/2024, 11:40AM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

Bell already said a couple of times that after Rome, he would focus on the next gen the 20 something starting with RJ, so he is doing exactly what he said he would do..nothing surprising to this viewer. And I actually enjoyed RJ/Luna..it's so refreshing to see new faces!

I'll take RJ/Luna, Bill and Poppy..and hopefully soon Sheacon story too..over the dullest Sinn or creepy Thope any day. Especially don't care to see more bully Steffy hogging my screen..this witch has been inserted into every major storyline for several years already..it's so nice to finally NOT see her inserted into Runa/Zende story. JMO.

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Shown on screen, Steffy blackmailed Bill. Yet, she told Ivy (and Liam too) that “blackmail is a crime”. Per Steffy’s own words, she IS a criminal cuz she has blackmailed.

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Mariposaa, 2/14/2024, 10:10AM (17 days ago) @hopeyougogirl

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


Bell already said a couple of times that after Rome, he would focus on the next gen the 20 something starting with RJ, so he is doing exactly what he said he would do..nothing surprising to this viewer. And I actually enjoyed RJ/Luna..it's so refreshing to see new faces!

> I'll take RJ/Luna, Bill and Poppy..and hopefully soon Sheacon story too..over the dullest Sinn or creepy Thope any day. Especially don't care to see more bully Steffy hogging my screen..this witch has been inserted into every major storyline for several years already..it's so nice to finally NOT see her inserted into Runa/Zende story. JMO.

Glad to see new faces and more characters too and HEAVY on Thope and Sinn boring af!

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 11:45AM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

Emma and Xander were not teens. Xander even had a whole life in London, living with and dating Zoe before he moved to LA. And I don't enjoy Thope sex scenes and don't want to see them -- or Runa's. Otherwise, I agree with everything else. "Runa" is "ruining" it.

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GLFan, 2/12/2024, 12:11PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L- one person liked this

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.

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Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 12:21PM (19 days ago) @GLFan

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.

I agree. Terrible

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 12:27PM (19 days ago) @GLFan

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.

Right. And I didn't mind seeing the young folk at the beach, at Bikini, etc in the summer. I didn't mind the young folk back in the day and it was mainly because there were a lot of them. It wasn't just the same two shoved in your face for an entire week!

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GLFan, 2/12/2024, 12:35PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.


Right. And I didn't mind seeing the young folk at the beach, at Bikini, etc in the summer. I didn't mind the young folk back in the day and it was mainly because there were a lot of them. It wasn't just the same two shoved in your face for an entire week!

Yes! That was very different.

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Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 12:59PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.


Right. And I didn't mind seeing the young folk at the beach, at Bikini, etc in the summer. I didn't mind the young folk back in the day and it was mainly because there were a lot of them. It wasn't just the same two shoved in your face for an entire week!

Actually that great to watch. When I remember way back when, it is boring now

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Tiqui1999 @, 2/12/2024, 1:02PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.


Right. And I didn't mind seeing the young folk at the beach, at Bikini, etc in the summer. I didn't mind the young folk back in the day and it was mainly because there were a lot of them. It wasn't just the same two shoved in your face for an entire week!


Actually that great to watch. When I remember way back when, it is boring now

I don't know if I'm going too far back for you because I don't know how long you've watched, but I think I was even more invested in Michael, the female intern, and her giving her virginity to Grant than I was all this Luna mess!

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Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 1:07PM (19 days ago) @Tiqui1999

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.


Right. And I didn't mind seeing the young folk at the beach, at Bikini, etc in the summer. I didn't mind the young folk back in the day and it was mainly because there were a lot of them. It wasn't just the same two shoved in your face for an entire week!


Actually that great to watch. When I remember way back when, it is boring now


I don't know if I'm going too far back for you because I don't know how long you've watched, but I think I was even more invested in Michael, the female intern, and her giving her virginity to Grant than I was all this Luna mess!

Ohhh forgot about that. That was great.

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hopeyougogirl, 2/12/2024, 8:52PM (19 days ago) @GLFan

As far as I’m concerned BB is shooting himself in the foot with Runa. Putting the final nails in the coffin of this show. RJ and Luna are dull as dishwater and I have very little interest in tuning in to any kiddie pool to begin with. That was for summers when kids were off from school and soaps had larger audiences.

I remember when Liam/Hope/Steffy triangle from he!! first started..they were a new triangle that the show shoved down our throats for like 3 years nonstop..talk about overexposure back then too. I just don’t see the difference with Luna/RJ/Zende now..looks to me, Bell is doing the same thing with these 3 just like he did with triangle from he!! Nothing new really..since Bell loves triangles. JMO.

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Shown on screen, Steffy blackmailed Bill. Yet, she told Ivy (and Liam too) that “blackmail is a crime”. Per Steffy’s own words, she IS a criminal cuz she has blackmailed.

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DC, 2/12/2024, 1:27PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.

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Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 1:43PM (19 days ago) @DC

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.

Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around

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DC, 2/12/2024, 2:24PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around

Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Bridge4Evr, 2/12/2024, 2:33PM (19 days ago) @DC

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.

When did Brooke say ANYTHING like that????

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

hopeyougogirl, 2/12/2024, 2:46PM (19 days ago) @Bridge4Evr

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


When did Brooke say ANYTHING like that????

RJ came back to LA on his own..there was never a dialogue of Brooke claiming she wanted RJ back and he came back at her request. Nope.

--
Shown on screen, Steffy blackmailed Bill. Yet, she told Ivy (and Liam too) that “blackmail is a crime”. Per Steffy’s own words, she IS a criminal cuz she has blackmailed.

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Bridge4Evr, 2/12/2024, 2:52PM (19 days ago) @hopeyougogirl- one person liked this

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


When did Brooke say ANYTHING like that????


RJ came back to LA on his own..there was never a dialogue of Brooke claiming she wanted RJ back and he came back at her request. Nope.

Of course not! And it’s ridiculous to suggest that he only came back to usurp Taylor’s kids. He’s Brooke’s and Ridge’s son and he has every right to come home from the road. His parents live and work in Los Angeles, his half-siblings live there, his grandfather and aunts live there. How strange that it was just fine for Ridge’s kids with Taylor to have their mother back in town but the son Ridge shares with Brooke isn’t even supposed to come back to town.:roll

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 2:52PM (19 days ago) @DC

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.

I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

DC, 2/12/2024, 2:57PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one

Thanks, Sammy, I am getting some negative responses, but everyone has their opinion.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 3:04PM (19 days ago) @DC

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one


Thanks, Sammy, I am getting some negative responses, but everyone has their opinion.

Don’t worry about the negative responses. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Until recently, I don’t remember Steffy and Thomas not plotting against Brooke They always were plotting to get Ridge away from Brooke :cool

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Bridge4Evr, 2/12/2024, 3:11PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one


Thanks, Sammy, I am getting some negative responses, but everyone has their opinion.


Don’t worry about the negative responses. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Until recently, I don’t remember Steffy and Thomas not plot ting against Brooke They always were plotting to get Ridge away from Brooke :cool

Yeah they plotted to get Ridge to leave Brooke but Brooke has never once said “I want RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy”. Never. She in fact was happily surprised when he came home.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Sammy @, 2/12/2024, 4:29PM (19 days ago) @Bridge4Evr

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one


Thanks, Sammy, I am getting some negative responses, but everyone has their opinion.


Don’t worry about the negative responses. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Until recently, I don’t remember Steffy and Thomas not plot ting against Brooke They always were plotting to get Ridge away from Brooke :cool


Yeah they plotted to get Ridge to leave Brooke but Brooke has never once said “I want RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy”. Never. She in fact was happily surprised when he came home.

Ummmm oookay

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Bridge4Evr, 2/12/2024, 8:30PM (19 days ago) @Sammy

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.


Great post. I agree. However, RJ is Brooke’s son. I guess that makes him more deserving. Not to me.
In my opinion, Thomas, like Thorne has always been passed over. Steffy was prize until RJ came around


Very true, Brooke wanted RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy plotting to take Ridge away, she wanted to show that Ridge had a family with her and bingo, here come the annointed one. Bell is so easy to read, let's just watch how this all plays out, should be interesting.


I agree. You are exactly correct. Because RJ is half Brooke, he of course is the anointed one


Thanks, Sammy, I am getting some negative responses, but everyone has their opinion.


Don’t worry about the negative responses. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Until recently, I don’t remember Steffy and Thomas not plot ting against Brooke They always were plotting to get Ridge away from Brooke :cool


Yeah they plotted to get Ridge to leave Brooke but Brooke has never once said “I want RJ back because of Thomas and Steffy”. Never. She in fact was happily surprised when he came home.


Ummmm oookay

Oh YOU heard her say it on YOUR special episode of the show. Ummmmm oookay!

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

hopeyougogirl, 2/12/2024, 2:31PM (19 days ago) @DC

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


GREAT POST, a character has to gain the popularity of an audience, you can't force a character on anyone. I am remembering when Ridge testified at Caroline Rape Trial, how handsome he was that he looked unreal. This guy (RJ) comes across a little goofy and Mr. perfect, to short and certainly not tall dark and handsome. Actually written right, Thomas should have been the guy replacing Ridge, the last time I checked he is Ridge son too.

Way too late for "written right" on Thomas..they brought him back as a creepy villain who did evil to Beth and her family..NOTHING will ever erase all the evil things Thomas has done.

And IMO, RJ was a great cast..the actor looked the part as Bridge's son and the actor is great looking and talented.

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Shown on screen, Steffy blackmailed Bill. Yet, she told Ivy (and Liam too) that “blackmail is a crime”. Per Steffy’s own words, she IS a criminal cuz she has blackmailed.

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

BellaSole, Beverly Hills, California, 2/12/2024, 3:47PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

It's Luna I cannot stand! She's so self-indulgent, so absorbed in her cuteness. :puke

I wish she'd just leave and never be seen again. Throw a bucket of water on her and let her melt. She just brings out the worst in me, and Poppy comes in second. I can't watch the show with Luna on there, and I'm finding I'm getting a lot more done now that I'm not watching. I may never go back. And before someone calls me racist or even thinks it, I usually love Asian people and find most of the women gorgeous. But Luna, so fake sweet, just too cutesy cute. She's the cute girl who'd stab you in the back just for the pleasure of the knife going in. Sorry, but she just brings out the very worst in me. I hate that character.

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The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Ilovebizzie, 2/12/2024, 4:01PM (19 days ago) @BellaSole

She reminds me of Caroline 1 if Caroline had been a little younger (even though Caroline was supposed to be early 20s, she seemed like late twenties to me).

Caroline started out sickly sweet.

I actually liked her until she refused to take responsibility for her choice to marry Thorne, flirted with Ridge in front of him and said “he has to understand we have a special relationship”, and blamed Brooke for everything and stalked her relationship with Ridge to the point of demanding Brooke prove to HER, that she was pregnant.

Then she claimed to not want Brooke to miscarry yet cried like the world had ended when Brooke was declared not to have had a miscarriage.

So crying that a baby wasn’t dead.

Then, going to the hospital while Brooke was miscarrying to let Ridge know she was leaving Thorne and telling Ridge about the letter incident so that he was mad at Brooke while she was miscarrying.

And the show still expected it to be seen as she was good!

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Barbybo, 2/12/2024, 4:19PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

R.j over load hit ff most of the time he’s on every day. ..

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

GracieGirl, 2/12/2024, 5:53PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

They did the exact same thing to Paris and she was not connected to a main family. I love RJ as a character but they show him too much.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

B&Bfan1980, 2/12/2024, 6:29PM (19 days ago) @Nissi.L

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.

I agree with all of this. Well said.

The RJ overexposure is driving me away

Barbybo, 2/13/2024, 12:33PM (18 days ago) @B&Bfan1980

I just saw an episode count of the last 4 months (October 23 - January 24).
October: RJ leads (20/22)... November: RJ is 3rd (16/20)...December: RJ is 4th (13/19)...January: RJ leads (17/22)
Overall he was on 66 episodes (out of 83). No one was on more, not even Brooke and Ridge.
Nothing against the actor but the overexposure of a young and new character is never a good idea on a soap.
I think he looks too young for the part but that's not the biggest issue. They're making him a bit too upstart and unsympathetic. Zende called him the Golden Child, I think it was spot on. I'm at the point where I'll prefer anyone who tries to stand up to him.
Above all, I don't like how Ridge made him an instant designer. 6 months ago he knew nothing about the fashion world. He was handed everything on a silver plater.
He and Luna have friendly chemistry but they don't look romantic at all. Their sex scene fell flat especially after the Thomas-Hope ones.
He never mentionned Coco's name which implies he used her and was never sincere when they were dating.
Teen romances rarely last anyway but I thought even Xander and Emma were more interesting.
Too many male characters have been sidelined at the expense of RJ, starting with the Spencer family, Zende, Deacon,... Eric's other children are still MIA except for Bridget and Thorne who made a brief appearance. Bring back Kristen or Felicia.
I hope this RJ arc ends soon. I care a lot more about Sinn vs Steam, Thope or Sheacon's stories. Don't take RJ off the show but he should get less attention.


I agree with all of this. Well said.

R.j it’s now the r.j show ….and to me he’s a dud character…

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